Why All the Shouting About Google?

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You may have seen (or ignored) a gazillion articles about the U.S. government preparing to sue Google for possibly being an illegal monopoly.
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U.S. Is Said to Plan to File Antitrust Charges Against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is planning to file antitrust charges against Google as early as this summer, said two people with knowledge of the situation, in what would be one of the biggest antitrust actions by the United States since the late 1990s.
The Justice Departme..

Facebook Points to ‘Signs of Stability’ as Ad Declines Flatten

Facebook Points to ‘Signs of Stability’ as Ad Declines FlattenThe company reported rising revenue and profit in the first quarter and said it was also saving on expenses.
“I’ve always believed that in times of economic downturn, it’s important to keep investing,” Mark Zuckerberg,..

Google Will Require Proof of Identity From All Advertisers

Google Will Require Proof of Identity From All AdvertisersA slew of scams and misleading ads pushed the search giant to expand its verification policy.
Google is expanding its efforts to battle fake ads.Credit…Jeff Chiu/Associated PressBy Tiffany Hsu and Daisuke Wakabayashi
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Welcome to the ‘Rabbit Hole’

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Welcome to the ‘Rabbit Hole’Introducing an audio series about how the internet is changing, and how it’s changing us.
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Biden Is Losing the Internet. Does That Matter?

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Biden Is Losing the Internet. Does That Matter?The coronavirus has forced the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee into an all-digital campaign, and he’s struggling to break through.
The Biden campaign has had a difficu..

Even Google and Facebook May Face an Ad Slump

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Continue reading the main storyEven Google and Facebook May Face an Ad SlumpThough ad sales at the two companies are expected to be down, they are likely to fare better than smaller peers and publishers.
While the economic fallout from the coronavirus is hurting Goog..